MCM Chair Finished! Before and After It all started a year ago when I found this chair in the trash behind the thrift store.
It was filthy and the dirt had stained the wood dark in places. I cleaned it and sanded it back. Using General Finishes Java Gel, I stained it into a deep, warm brown and then applied General Finishes wipe-on urethane to seal it. I also purchased foam inserts at Walmart.
The last piece of the makeover puzzle was figuring out how to create new straps for the seat of the chair. I had to remove the old ones as they were falling apart and quite frankly, gross. I decided to use Gorilla Tape and it worked perfectly! My mother-in-law sewed the cushion covers and even made a pillow for it. A true trash to treasure! Here is the last video in the series!
Design on a Dime – or in this case, free!
Just wondering why you didn’t use webbing? Surely the gorilla tape will stretch when sat on?
Hi Tania, I was trying to think of an easy way to do it and this seemed like the right idea. The tape is actually extremely thick and strong and I doubt it will sag but hey – if it does I shall go to webbing. Cheers!
Thank you so much!